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Franklin University Receives Specialized Accreditation for Additional Programs

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Sherry Mercurio
Director of Public Relations
614.947.6581
Email: sherry.mercurio@franklin.edu

Columbus, OH (August 2, 2016)

Franklin University is proud to announce it has been granted specialized accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) for two additional Ross College of Business programs, the M.S. in Accounting and the Bachelor of Science in Business Economics.

Program accreditation by the IACBE assures the high quality of Franklin’s business programs.  Accredited programs have been examined by trained evaluators who ensure that the IACBE’s standards are being met in eight key areas:  outcomes assessment, strategic planning, curriculum, faculty, scholarly and professional activities, resources, internal/external relationships, and educational innovation.

The quality of the business programs are measured by the accomplishment of the school’s mission and broad-based goals, the effectiveness of student learning, and the operational effectiveness of the University's academic business unit.

Today’s announcement expands the previous IACBE accreditation received for the following business programs:

Graduate:
Master of Business Administration
Master of Science in Marketing & Communication

Undergraduate:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Applied Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Business Forensics
Bachelor of Science in eMarketing
Bachelor of Science in Financial Management
Bachelor of Science in Financial Planning
Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management
Bachelor of Science in Management
Bachelor of Science in Marketing
Bachelor of Science in Operations and Supply Chain Management
Associate of Science in Accounting
Associate of Science in Business Administration
Associate of Science in Financial Management
Associate of Science in Forensic Accounting


For more information on Franklin's accreditation, visit: http://bit.ly/2aHvjNj
For more on why accreditation matters, including information on college accreditation standards, types of accreditation and accreditation agencies, read our Back to College Blog post: What Everyone Should Know About College Accreditation http://bit.ly/2aHuGDE
About IACBE
IACBE focuses its attention on the continuous assessment of student learning outcomes.  The accreditation process is one means of assisting academic business units in equipping graduates to excel in the business world. Based in the Kansas City metropolitan area, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education is the premier business accrediting association for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities.  Franklin University joins a growing list of over 200 IACBE member institutions throughout the world that support quality assurance in education.      

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at over 25 Midwest locations and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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